West Valley Hot Springs is located on the west shore of West Valley Reservoir. This is a nice location for primitive soaking, but unfortunately at the time of our visit, it was inaccessible to the public.
Geothermal mineral water at 130°F emerges from a field well a short distance from the concrete pool. The pool is covered by a wooden shelter partially protecting those within from the chills of the cold winds. The temperature in the pool ranges between 110 and 120°F depending on the weather conditions. If the water is too hot for soaking, the flow can be diverted.
The road to the hot springs is rough and may become impassable during wet weather. A high clearance 4WD vehicle is necessary.
West Valley Reservoir Hot Springs are located on private land and the owner closed access to the hot springs. According to officials, a primary reason for the closure was gazing cows that dirty springs.
West Valley Warm Springs is 13 miles away.
West Valley Hot Springs | Facts
Location: 9.3 miles southeast of Likely • California • USA
Hiking distance: Short
Road Access: Four-wheel-drive vehicle is recommended
Day-use fees: None
Elevation: 4,800 ft (1,463 m)